(6th January)

 

This year's regatta  that takes place every year on January 6th to celebrate Epiphany  is a Particular and happy challenge with the oars.

Five "rowing" veterans (over 55) are chosen, dressed up as Epiphanies and then have to prove their strength and ability along the Canal Grande (from S.Tomą to Rialto) in a short but true rowing race, obviously in fancy dress, to win the flag (symbol of victory) of the first regatta of the year. They use a typical venice boat "mascareta" with one oar.

 

 

The rowers cross the Canal Grande are encouraged by to public . An enormous stocking of the Epifany dangles imperious from the Rialto bridge.

The Regatta is organized by the Reale Societą Canottieri Bucintoro (founded in 1882).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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